Actress Sanaa Lathan, star of the new film The Perfect Guy has partnered up with producer Detail (Beyonce’, Lil Wayne, Drake) for her very first single, “Emotional” featuring Dej Loaf, co produced by Choppa & Sidney.
The song was inspired by a conversation between Lathan and Detail after a screening of The Perfect Guy, where Detail commented to Lathan about how emotional her co-star was in the film.
As an ode to co-star Michael Ealy’s insanely jealous character in The Perfect Guy, Sanaa sings a hook dedicated to needy and insecure men.
Baby why you call so early / Always trying to check up on me / Sending all these messages to me / Keep it up you’ll never know me.
I don’t really deal with emotional n*ggas…
Check out Sanaa Lathan’s new single below and share your thoughts…
AUDIO – Sanaa Lathan ‘EMOTIONAL’ ft. Dej Loaf (FULL/EXPLICIT)
“I was looking at the trailer and I said, ‘Wow. That’s an emotional n—ga,” Detail recalls.
“Everybody started laughing and Sanaa said, ‘Exactly.’”
Detail suggested that they turn the concept into a song, and Sanaa agreed.
“The song came out so good,” Detail continues. “We just got excited and she said, ‘Hey, I want to make this a woman thing.’”
It was also Sanaa’s idea to feature rapper Dej Loaf on the song.
“We sent it to Dej Loaf and she went crazy like, ‘I love this record.’ She recorded it when she came out for the MTV VMAs. This was like 14 days ago.”
I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the song! The hook has become my new mantra. 😆
They even remixed the song into the trailer for ‘The Perfect Guy’…
VIDEO: The Perfect Guy Trailer (Remixed w/Emotional)
The Perfect Guy is in theaters now… (and it’s totally worth the price of admission!)